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Episode 2: Barriers to Recovery

Buttrfly Effect podcast

Release Date: 07/02/2020

Episode 9: Recovering Your Alcoholic Marriage show art Episode 9: Recovering Your Alcoholic Marriage

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with Matt Salis, author of "soberevolution: Evolve into Sobriety and Recover Your Alcoholic Marriage." Matt and his wife, Sheri, are host of the Untoxicated Podcast, and offer a community of support through their Echoes of Recovery program. In the first of this two-part episode, Matt describes his descent into alcoholism, his denial of the affects his drinking had on his marriage and children, and his road to sobriety. In the next episode, Matt's wife, Sheri, will share the challenges of healing a marriage damaged by alcohol abuse. You can learn more about the...

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Episode 8: Therapeutic Approach to Recovery show art Episode 8: Therapeutic Approach to Recovery

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with Donna Gapas, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. She takes an interactive therapeutic approach to helping clients address personal life challenges. Gapas has 30 years experience treating trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, addiction and grief. She is a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Social Work, and speaks at national conferences on the topics of addiction, crisis intervention and family issues. Host Gail Ferguson Jones is an award-winning journalist, speaker,...

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones discusses the topic of gaslighting with Tami Reseda Atman, host of The Stuck Stops Here Podcast, and author of a book by the same name. Atman, who has done extensive research on the subject, shares her experience with abusive narcissistic family relationships and codependency. She stresses that setting healthy boundaries, accountability and emotional intelligence are at the heart of recovery and healing. Atman also is a lyricist with an album, "Torch Songs for the Healing Journey," available on Spotify and Apple iTunes. Book:  Podcast: Music: Instagram: Gail...

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Episode 6: Secondhand Drinking show art Episode 6: Secondhand Drinking

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones speaks with Author, Speaker and Consultant Lisa Frederiksen about secondhand drinking, a term she coined to describe the effects of alcohol use on loved ones. Frederiksen has spent 16 years researching substance abuse and mental health disorders. She has written 12 books, including her latest, the 10 Anniversary Edition of "If You Loved Me, You'd Stop! What you really need to know when your loved one drinks too much." Frederiksen can be reached for speaking or consulting at or by email at . The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers information on treatment...

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with author and life coach Jeoffrey R. Hutcherson, a teacher and speaker who helps others develop a personal recipe for happiness in every area of their life, no matter how trying the circumstances. In this episode, he shares how he helped a friend find his way back to happiness after being caught in the struggle of his wife's alcoholism. Gail Ferguson Jones, a recovering codependent, is an award-winning journalist, speaker and peer-to-peer recovery coach. Her Buttrfly Effect program serves those struggling with the addiction of a loved one. To learn more or to...

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Episode 4: The Trauma of Co-Addiction show art Episode 4: The Trauma of Co-Addiction

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with guest Caledonia Curry, a multi-media and portraiture artist also known as Swoon. She is a philanthropist and founder of the Heliotrope Foundation, which includes on its board such luminaries as Music Producer Swizz Beatz. In this episode, Callie shares her story of growing up in a dysfunctional family plagued by addiction, the trauma she suffered as a result, and her healing through recovery. Callie uses art and storytelling in her work with prison inmates to assist in their healing. And she rallies other artists in her social justice and job-creation...

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Episode 3: It's My Life show art Episode 3: It's My Life

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones speaks with Drug and Alcohol Counselor Paxton Dickerson, a recovering addict, Detox Specialist and Recovery Coach, about how his substance abuse affected his family and his response, while using, to their concerns. He describes the mindset of those caught in the grips of addiction and their manipulative approach to relationships. Dickerson advises loved ones to seek their own recovery to address their codependency. Paxton Dickerson, founder of Mechanics of Recovery, speaks at rehab centers, schools, community groups and businesses. He can be reached at...

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Episode 2: Barriers to Recovery show art Episode 2: Barriers to Recovery

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In this episode, Host Gail Ferguson Jones speaks with Kate Duffy, a Recovery Coach, Interventionist and Founder of Tipping Point Recovery, Inc., and Recovery Conversations (TM). Kate shares her personal experience of overcoming substance abuse, and her work with addicts and their loved ones when they land in the hospital emergency room after overdosing. She is currently offering a new 12-week program for helping addicts and their families through the recovery process. Learn more about Kate Duffy and her work at https:// She can be reached at . Gail Ferguson Jones is an Award-Winning...

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Episode 1: What is Codependency? show art Episode 1: What is Codependency?

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Host Gail Ferguson Jones and guest her guest, Nancy Koenig, a certified life coach, discuss their experiences with codependency, and the importance of recovery for mental and emotional well-being.

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In this episode, Host Gail Ferguson Jones speaks with Kate Duffy, a Recovery Coach, Interventionist and Founder of Tipping Point Recovery, Inc., and Recovery Conversations (TM). Kate shares her personal experience of overcoming substance abuse, and her work with addicts and their loved ones when they land in the hospital emergency room after overdosing. She is currently offering a new 12-week program for helping addicts and their families through the recovery process.

Learn more about Kate Duffy and her work at https://www.tippingpointrecovery.com/ She can be reached at Kate@tippingpointrecovery.com.

Gail Ferguson Jones is an Award-Winning Journalist, Podcaster, Motivational Speaker and Recovery Coach, specializing in Codependency. She can be reached to discuss peer-to-peer coaching sessions at info@buttrflyeffect.com. For more information, go to www.buttrflyeffect.com.

Music used for the Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire Me," by Mixaund at https://www.mixaund.bandcamp.com/.